LITERATURE
Silverstein, Shel

Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook

(2) K-3 In this very "billy sook," the words throughout the poems swap first and occasionally second letters. Runny Babbit, the book's hero, and his friends (including Ploppy Sig and Rirty Dat) are drawn in Silverstein's signature style, both comical and endearing. In the end, despite the wearying strain of decoding the poems, readers will find Runny both lovable and memorable.

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